Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, who represents a part of Shelton, is calling for the U.S. Department of Agriculture\u2019s (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Service to clarify labeling for organic meat, poultry and egg products produced without genetically modified organisms (GMOs). DeLauro led 18 other House members in asking U.S. Acting Undersecretary for Food Safety Brian Ronholm to reconsider proposed language that would be confusing to consumers. The House members favor allowing organic farmers to use the term \u201cnon-GMO\u201d in their packaging, when appropriate. \u2018Confusing for consumers\u2019 \u201cCurrent regulations do not allow companies to simply say that their products do not contain GMOs,\u201d said DeLauro, a 12-term Democrat. \u201cA proposed rule would instead require companies to state that USDA-certified organic products prohibit genetically engineered feed and ingredients, which ... is confusing for consumers.\u201d The House members told Ronholm in their letter, \u201cFor over a year, organic companies have submitted various iterations of labels for Food Safety Inspection Service approval, all of which have been rejected because of the term \u2018non-GMO.\u2019\u201d Truthful, easy-to-understand information According to the letter, data \u201creveals that when shopping for organic products, parents are most likely to look for the term \u2018organic\u2019 (63%) on packaging labels. The next two terms most identified by organic consumers were \u2018Non GMO\u2019 (34%) and \u2018Produced without GMOs\u2019 (34%). Organic buyers are least familiar with \u2018produced without biotechnology\u2019 (20%) followed by \u2018Non-GE\u2019 (19%). \u201cTherefore,\u201d the letter continues, \u201cif the intent of labels is to provide consumers the truthful information that they seek and will understand, \u2018non-GMO\u2019 is clearly the appropriate term to use.\u201d Shelton has two members of Congress The city of Shelton is divided between the Third Congressional District, represented by DeLauro, and the Fourth Congressional District, represented by fellow Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Himes. DeLauro lives in New Haven and was first elected to Congress in 1990.